Laura Anaya

Fall 2012

Research Interests

Children’s early socioemotional development, child-parent attachment relationships, parental sensitivity, contextual influences within families (e.g., interparental conflict resolution strategies) and their relations to family subsystems

Current Research

For my dissertation project I am currently examining child-parent attachment relationships in the context of marital conflict resolution, and the potential spillover of interparental conflict into child-parent relationships. I am working with my advisor Dr. Germán Posada on a study examining maternal and paternal secure base support and children’s secure base behavior during early childhood. We are conducting this study in part through observational assessments of child and parent behavior in naturalistic settings (i.e., families’ homes and playgrounds), as well through observations and parental questionnaires completed in the laboratory setting.

Education

  • MS, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2015

  • BA, Human Development, Washington State University, 2012

Honors

  • 2017: Society for Research in Child Development Student Travel Grant

  • 2015-2016: Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant

  • 2015: College of Health and Human Sciences Compton Travel Award

  • 2014-2015: Ingestive Behavior Research Center (IBRC) at Purdue University Graduate Research Award

  • 2012-2016: Purdue University Doctoral Fellowship

Publications

  • Taylor, Z. E., Jones, B. L., Anaya, L. Y., & Evich, C. D. (2017). Effortful Control as a mediator between contextual stressors and adjustment in Latino youth. Journal of Latina/o Psychology. doi:10.1037/lat0000091

  • Kwak, Y., Taylor, Z. E., Anaya, L. Y., Feng, Y., Evich, C. D., & Jones, B. L. (2017). Cumulative family stress and diurnal cortisol responses in Midwest Latino families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 39, 82-97. doi:10.1177/0739986316684130

  • Posada, G., & Anaya, L. Y. (2017). Relaciones Vinculares de Apego durante la Infancia y Niñez Temprana. In E. Dulcey-Ruiz, C. J. Parales-Quenza, & R. Posada-Gilède (Eds.), La perspectiva del transcurso de la vida. Del nacer al morir. Miradas multidiscliplinarias y cuestionamientos (pp. 64 – 81). Bogota, Colombia: Siglo del Hombre Editores.

  • Dekel, R., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Sanchez, L. (2015). Stress, wounds, injuries, and meanings: The effects of combat-related PTSD on intimate relationships and partners. In R. Moelker, & M. Andres (Eds.), Military families and war in the 21st century (pp. 161 – 176). New York, NY: Routledge.

Presentations

  • Anaya, L. Y., Korucu, I., Noblega, M., Marinelli, F., Ugarte, A., Trumbell, J. M., & Posada, G. (2017, April). The sensitivity-security link from a cross-cultural perspective. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

  • Trumbell, J. M., Posada, G., & Anaya, L. Y. (2017, April). Developmental trajectories of maternal sensitivity across the preschool years: The role of marital conflict. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

  • Vaughn, B., Posada, G., Verissimo, M., Hartwick, O., Lu, T., Krzysik, L., …Anaya, L.Y. (2017, April). Scripted secure base attachment representations predict social competence in two USA samples of preschool-age children. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

  • Kwak, Y. Y., Taylor, Z. E., Anaya, L. Y., & Jones, B. L. (2016, April). Cumulative stress events and diurnal cortisol cycles in Latino pre-adolescents living in the Midwest. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Alton, M., Anaya, L. Y., & Jones, B. (2015, July). Mother vs. child perceptions of health outcomes and health-related behaviors in Latino youth. Poster presented at the Discovery Learning Research Center Student Recognition event, West Lafayette, IN.

  • Anaya, L. Y., Addie, H., Trumbell, J., & Posada, G. (2015, March). Marital aggression and childrearing disagreements: Relations to child secure base behavior in a preschool sample. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Posada, G., Trumbell, J., Lu, T., & Anaya, L. Y. (2015, March).  Lawful changes in secure base behavior during early childhood. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Lee, K. H., Cardin, J. F., Collins, C. L., Sanchez, L. Y., Seidel, A. J., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2013, November). Dyadic analysis of depression and couple relationships prior to military deployment. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX.

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 311: Child Development

  • HDFS 280: Diversity in Individual and Family Life (Online, Distance-learning Platform)

  • HDFS 341: Working with Parents


Advisor: Dr. Germán Posada

Laura Anaya

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Human Development and Family Studies

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